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Parents' Teacher Tenure Challenge Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WNYC
The unions claim a new state law makes it easier to get rid of ineffective teachers, but two groups of parents say it's not enough.
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Special Needs Students Stuck on Stifling School Buses, Lawsuit Says

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James is suing the Department of Education for not providing air-conditioned buses for students with disabilities, as required by law.
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These Students Have Been Accepted to College, But Will They Show Up This Fall?

Friday, August 14, 2015

It’s the height of summer, and some would-be college students are starting to fade in the searing heat of bureaucratic blockades, a problem known as "summer melt."
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NYC: No Stone Unturned As Pre-K Sites Face Inspections

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WNYC
Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
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Former NYC Chancellor Named Monitor for East Ramapo Schools

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dennis Walcott, the former New York City deputy mayor and schools chancellor, said he and his team will be tough: "We know when something's not right. We know when something stinks."
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New York City Students Make Modest Gains on State Tests; Opt-Outs Triple

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students in grades three through eight performed slightly better on the 2015 English and math tests than the year before. See how your school scored.
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From NY State, With Love: Try Your Kid's Standardized Test Questions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Half of the test questions given to New York students in the third through eighth grades are out. We share a few with you in case you want to stretch those brain muscles a bit.
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A Summer of Test Prep Means More Asians in the City's Elite Schools

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
While certain Asian immigrants have created a pipeline of tutoring centers, educators say black and Latino students often don’t have the same networks in their communities.
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Judge Rules NYC Teacher Licensing Not Discriminatory

Friday, August 07, 2015

WNYC
A new version of a licensing test for teachers got the green light from a federal judge, who found previous versions discriminated against black and Latino applicants.
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Where Are the School Metal Detectors?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

WNYC is looking at fairness in the placement of metal detectors in New York City public schools. And we need your help.
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Recent Grade-Fixing Scandals Prompt Closer Scrutiny

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WNYC
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña creates a task force to root out academic misconduct after the media shines a spotlight on alleged cheating cases.
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Success Academy Charter Schools Get $8.5 Million Gift

Friday, July 31, 2015

WNYC
A billionaire hedge fund manager gave Success Academy $8.5 million to build new schools.
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More NYC Schools Tapped to Show Off Work

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WNYC
Seven more New York City schools will open their doors to visitors in the coming year, now that the chancellor has labeled them "showcase" schools with promising practices to share.
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How Important Is an Art Room Anyway?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New York City officials said all schools should have dedicated space for subjects like art or science. But many schools are too crowded to give these subjects a home of their own.
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How Squeezed Are the Schools? We May Get a Better Picture

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York City's way of calculating available space in its schools has long been a source of frustration. Officials have now agreed to make some changes.
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NYC Invalidates 3rd Graders' Test Scores Amid Investigation

Monday, July 27, 2015

The principal, 49-year-old Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, killed herself soon after testing was completed at Teachers College Community School.
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Translation Services Still Lacking for Some Public School Parents

Monday, July 27, 2015

Despite the availability of interpretation services, some parents who speak languages other than English say they have trouble communicating with the city's school system.
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Brooklyn Principal Honored for Teacher Buddy System

Friday, July 24, 2015

A principal who won $25,000 plans to pour the money right back into the program she was recognized for, pairing rookie teachers with seasoned veterans. 
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De Blasio Panel Offers Blueprint for School Discipline Reforms

Thursday, July 23, 2015

As New York City moves from suspending students in favor of keeping them in school, change has been uneven across the system. Now, a high-level team outlines what should happen next.
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Report: Charters Lose Funding Advantage vs. District Schools

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WNYC
Charter schools housed in New York City buildings still have a slight financial advantage over public schools but the per-student funding edge is lost when they're in private spaces.
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